Silvery-throated Jay Cyanolyca argentigula

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Corvidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Chaine, Noelle M.

The Silvery-throated Jay is a small dark blue Central American jay. It is restricted to montane forests from central Costa Rica south to western Panama. It is a distinctively patterned jay, with a prominent silvery throat patch and eyestripe. Although the conservation status of the Silvery-throated Jay is rated as of Least Concern, this species in not common, and very little is known about its natural history.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Chaine, Noelle M. 2010. Silvery-throated Jay (Cyanolyca argentigula), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.